SUSS-601542: Early Medieval coin: Penny of Hathacnut

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-601542

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Early Medieval silver penny of Hathacnut (1035-1040AD) minted in the name of Cnut, 'Arm and Sceptre' type, minted by Leofric at Chichester, June 1040 - June 1042, North 799.

Notes:

These coins were initially thought to be Posthumous issues of Cnut but are now sometimes argued to be an abbreviated or alternative form of Harthacnut. See EMC 1040.1778 for a possible die duplicate. The coin is slightly distorted with a tear to one side.

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1040
Date to: AD 1042

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th August 2007

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Harthacnut
Mint or issue place: Chichester
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 799 ('Cnut' Arm and Sceptre)
Obverse description: Diademed bust facing left holding sceptre to left
Obverse inscription: +CNVT [REX AN]
Reverse description: Voided short cross, quadrilateral with pellet a each angle and in centre
Reverse inscription: +LEFRIC ON CICEESRE
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Near Chichester

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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